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Information Entrepreneurship: Information Services Based on the Information Lifecycle

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The finer points of managing information for organizational success is the focus of this volume that addresses the information service continuum from taming information overload to knowledge management. Based on the premise that people are the most important part of the information solution equation, this book provides a step-by-step explanation of the information lifecycle, as well as well as how to manage information at each step and examples of information services. This model is flexible enough to accommodate...

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Overview

The finer points of managing information for organizational success is the focus of this volume that addresses the information service continuum from taming information overload to knowledge management. Based on the premise that people are the most important part of the information solution equation, this book provides a step-by-step explanation of the information lifecycle, as well as well as how to manage information at each step and examples of information services. This model is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of any size organization and provide for its future growth. To this end, Fowler shows that organizations with customized infrastructures are in a better position to respond quickly, and provides the necessary tools to ensure these customized systems. Readers will learn that this level of efficiency pays off in benefits many times its cost.

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Information Entrepreneurship: Information Services Based on the Information Lifecycle definitely presents interesting ideas. Fowler notes in her introduction that the book addresses overall theories, not specific solutions. If you are an independent information professional, you may get fresh ideas about expanding your career. The ideas are also applicable for those in an organization who are involved in devising information management systems, although Fowler suggests hiring a consultant to help. While the book is brief, it has plenty of noteworthy concepts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810852587
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan G. Fowler is an information specialist and entrepreneur based in Emporia, Kansas.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Chapter 2 CHAPTER 1: THE INFORMATION PROFESSION Chapter 3 CHAPTER 2: A PEOPLE-FIRST PHILOSOPHY Chapter 4 CHAPTER 3: LEARNING TO LEARN TOGETHER Chapter 5 CHAPTER 4: SUPPORTING CREATION AND USE Chapter 6 CHAPTER 5: FACILITATING ORGANIZING AND LEARNING Chapter 7 CHAPTER 6: STORING TO RETRIEVE Chapter 8 CHAPTER 7: PROTECTING FOR THE FUTURE Chapter 9 CHAPTER 8: INFORMATION FLOW Chapter 10 RESOURCES Chapter 11 INDEX Chapter 12 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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